Apple has started selling refurbished phones
Apple has begun selling refurbished iPhone X models for the first time since the device was released in November 2017, according to a report by MacRumors. The listing can be found under Featured Offers on the main Certified Refurbished page on Apple.com for the time being.
Unlocked models in Space Gray and Silver are available with 64GB and 256GB of storage for $769 and $899 respectively in the United States, down from Apple’s original pricing of $999 and $1,149 respectively for the equivalent brand new models. Orders placed today are estimated to arrive later this week.
Apple is also offering refurbished, unlocked iPhone X models in the United Kingdom, with prices starting at £769.
Apple says all refurbished iPhone models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new white box and all manuals and accessories. Apple also installs a new battery and replaces the outer shell, making it nearly impossible to distinguish between a refurbished and brand new iPhone.
Any refurbished iPhone model comes with Apple’s standard one-year warranty effective on the date the device is delivered. The warranty can be extended to up to two years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for iPhone X, at a cost of $199 in the United States and £199 in the United Kingdom.
Note that the original prices that Apple lists for the iPhone X appear to be based on the current price of the device at select resellers.